Retired law professor and legal historian David Langum describes his teaching career and shows in detail the subject selection of his eight scholarly books, and then how they were researched, written, and presented to publishers. Langum also offers numerous humorous vignettes and anecdotes. Since he lived in San Francisco for many years, he includes many details of that colorful city during the 1960s, including the Hipppies and their "Summer of Love." He also discusses many important issues in American legal education of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the advent of affirmative action in student admissions and faculty hires.
The Joy of Scholarship: Teaching Law and Writing History
David J. Langum, author